Debbie  Gates

Debbie began beading in the late 90s making jewelry for herself and friends. Her love of turquoise led her to silversmithing and cutting cabochons. She has studied at William Holland since 2013 honing her craft. As well, she has studied under Lexie Erickson, Jeff Fulkerson and Leslie Kail Villarreal. Her work can be found in galleries in the Southeast and out West. Most of her knowledge has come from taking classes at William Holland. She has brought her two granddaughters and they have loved their time at William Holland and have come to love jewelry making. And she wants to instill the love of rock and metal with other tweens.